Today is one of my favorite holidays (tied with Halloween for my #1 favorite holiday), ST PATRICK’S DAY!
As a kid, me and my whole family would meet up and watch the Rocky Point St. Patrick’s Day parade followed by fun festivities at the house. By fun festivities I mean drinking… and eating I guess. I truly miss having our entire clan together for holidays, especially St Pats!!!
Today, I have to work a show at the theatre. -bummer- but the shining light at the end of the tunnel is that we will wrap up early so there’s plenty of time to drink! and I will be drinking! After work we’re heading to our Harpers for whiskey, rowdy music, and some darts/pool.
Being in Downtown Stuart today is actually really fun! Theres live music, green beer and people wearing their green everywhere. It’s a lot of fun!
I’ll have to post pics and my St. Pats adventures a little later. For now, lets pause for a moment and appreciate two Irish hotties: Connor and Murphy (I named my boobs after them also). God, I love this movie and these boys!
Check out my St Patrick’s Day nails! I took the pic last night immediately following my painting and hadn’t yet cleaned them up so you can see several mess-ups.
These are the polishes I used:
On my way up to my office, I was stopped by Michelle, the lovely woman who runs The Gauze Shop in Downtown Stuart. (She’s the shop-owner who gave me the adorable black and silver owl earrings.) Anyway, one of her employees found my dog-and-pony blog and told her about how I was talking about The Gauze Shop, and how much I love my earrings, and about my artwork…
Well, Michelle asked me to put my artwork on some of her clothing!!!
How exciting? “Katelyn Johnson, Fashion Designer”? Maybe!
I’m so stoked to have this opportunity to diversify my artwork more and to embark on the
world of fashion. Fashion is art and art is fashion, I love them both.
I will, of course, post more details as they become available. How awesome, though? Right!?
-Spring/Summer Trend Spotting-
Recently I’ve been really excited about the emergence of Spring and Summer! So to get myself ready I’ve been reviewing some of what September’s Fashion Week showed us in the way of trends this Spring and Summer and I am a very happy girl because these looks are my favorites!
Some color trends this season include: Teal (love it), Turquoise, Tans/Neutrals, Corals and Rusty Reds, Silver/Gray, Bright Bold Colors and WHITE!!! I love all the white looks! In fact all these colors make me very happy!
Some of the trends this season include:
- Biker Style: lots of leather and studs!
- Punk Rock Style (always love it)
- Retro 60’s & 70’s
- Jumpsuits & Playsuits
70’s Glam is back! I don’t care if it’s ever “In” or not… I always love rocking this look!
(The Gauze Shop has a lot of options like this)
I barely have to buy anything this year!.
I did, however, pick up a few things recently… Hey, I’ve been spotting deals everywhere! You have to Carpe de Sales! Otherwise? Non-buyers Remorse… At least when you regret a purchase you actually made you can return it. Miss a sale? There’s no getting that back. 🙂
I’ve been making all my Spring and Summer plans over the last couple of days as well! 2011 will be incredible! I feel like a kid in school again… waiting for the summer!
oh, and ps: … while on-line shopping around today, I came across this purse from Forever 21… Look familiar?
Today, one of the coolest things happened while I was at work.
I was outside on the sidewalk and started chatting with Michelle, the owner of a new store that just opened in Downtown Stuart. The store is called The Gauze Shop. They sell resort lifestyle clothing: very flowy, very light. But they also have some really awesome and unique jewlery. Lots of natural stones and rare styles.
Well I was wearing my Black and Silver Owl set (seen above – Christmas Gift from My Mom), and Michelle complimented me on them and said she had a pair of earrings that match my set. She ran inside the shop, grabbed the earrings and showed them to me. They are adorable! Only $22 too! I told her I would be back to buy them when I got my paycheck on Thursday and she took them off their sale backing and handed them to me. She told me she would give them to me at half price if I handed out some of her cards when people asked about them. I told her no problem, I would be happy to support her small local NEW business. She went inside for cards and I followed her in wear I proceeded to look at the other amazing jewelry she has. As Michelle handed me more cards she said the earrings were FREE for me in thanks for spreading the word about her business. I attempted to talk her out of this (I would love to give my money to a small local business.) but she insisted.
Free earrings. So I’m doing my best to keep up my end of the bargain, today alone I’ve handed out two of her cards and now, as you are well aware, I am spreading the word via blog. I wish there was a website to direct you guys to, but unfortunately its not set up. 😦
If you’re a local reader: Please stop by The Gauze Shop and take a look at her amazing inventory yourself. She’s located in Downtown Stuart at: 53 SW Flagler Avenue. Stuart, FL 34994 (the backside address is: 43 Osceola Street. Stuart, FL 34994) She’s between The Lyric Theatre and Lunas Italian Restaurant.
It just made my day to be able to help a small business owner (who just gave me a an awesome gift!)
Skinny Jeans from Old Navy.
Kacie’s Black Boots (No Heel! So Comfortable)